Matt Jones grew up surrounded by art. His father John founded eponymous framers John Jones in the late 1960s, and Matt joined the business as a fresh faced teenager over 20 years ago. Today he runs the business and its team of over 100 conservators and craftspeople. They’ve just moved into their new premises The Arts Building which houses design and restoration studios as well as a café and Project Space.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
I’d be in a Hockney swimming pool with my daughter Coco who has just learnt to swim.
Who inspires you and why? an artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
My father for his unwavering focus on detail.
What are your cultural aspirations? what do you still want to see, do and achieve?
I want to explore Asian art. Our involvement with ArtDubai has introduced us to amazing Middle Eastern artists and we want to find out more.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
Paris, NYC, and London for their world class exhibitions.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
Settling in to our new arts building in London: www.johnjones.co.uk/artsbuilding